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Golden-bellied Treeshrew
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Information
Common Name Mentawai Treeshrew
Range Indonesian Mentawai islands of Sipora, North and South Pagai.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Scandentia
Family Tupaiidae
Genus Tupaia
Species Tupaia chrysogaster
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Golden-bellied treeshrew (Tupaia chrysogaster), also known as the Mentawai treeshrew, is a species of treeshrew in the Tupaiidae family. It is endemic to the Indonesian Mentawai islands of Sipora, North and South Pagai. It lives in forests, and is considered endangered due to habitat loss since the islands' forests are continuously logged.

The American zoologist Gerrit Smith Miller first described a golden-bellied treeshrew from North Pagai Island that was part of a zoological collection obtained by the United States National Museum. He considered it a distinct species as this type specimen differed from the common treeshrew by larger teeth and skull, darker colored fur on the back and a more coarsely grizzled tail.

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